The open superblock
Master of Architecture
THE OPEN SUPERBLOCK looks towards the unused land within the existing superblock grid as an opportunity to introduce public space into the suburban fabric. By gathering and juxtaposing a variety of programs and activities into specific sites, the Open Superblock acts in contrast to its surrounding context. Unlike the current mono-functional superblock which is bound by the grid, the proposed intervention challenges the endless infrastructural gridiron, stitching together existing blocks, and overtime inverts the initial closed superblock into a dense, yet open development. In the end, this proposed intervention combines multifamily housing, programmatic density and planned open space in order to address the public realm within the suburban fabric.
Communication and the arts; Architecture